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Course Catalog » Cloud Computing Curriculum

Cloud Computing for Data Centers

5 hours



The Cloud Computing for Data Centers course discusses the evolution of cloud computing and provides you with sources for obtaining additional cloud skills and knowledge. The attributes, and pros and cons of various cloud computing services is supplied and a description of in-house and outsourced cloud deployment models is provided. The final module uses the skills and knowledge you have attained, to create a business case and project plan for a cloud computing project.


This course is suitable for business professionals or IT staff that require a basic understanding of cloud computing.


A basic understanding of the data center processing environment.


After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain how the need for cloud computing has evolved
  • Describe the attributes of common cloud services
  • List the pros and cons of cloud deployment models
  • Identify information that is relevant when creating a cloud project plan

Course Content

The Cloud and You

Evolution Leading to Cloud Computing

How Cloud Computing Affects You

Building your Cloud Knowledge

Cloud Computing Concepts

Key Characteristics of Cloud Computing

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Platform as a Service (PaaS)

Software as a Service (SaaS)

How the Cloud is Being Deployed

Why are there Different Cloud Deployment Models?

Differences Between Private, Public, Hybrid and Community Clouds

Preparing for Cloud Implementation

Identifying and Analyzing Your Needs

Linking Needs to Cloud Projects

Analyzing your Capabilities

Building a Business Case

Cloud Project Plan Content

Cloud Computing for Data Centers Mastery Test

Course Catalog » Cloud Computing Curriculum
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